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Program Launch: Inclusive Mentorship Training for Campus Leaders

A six-part training program equips faculty, staff and other college mentors with resources and tools to promote student success.

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Scaling Up: Peer-Learning Program Grows Across Colleges

Western Illinois University will expand its academic peer support program for STEM students across campuses and partner with a local community college to launch the program there as well.

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Teaching Tip: How to Engage Your Lecture Hall

Capturing students’ attention can be a challenge in lecture halls. Here are four suggestions for creating active learning environments in large class settings.

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Embracing Constructive Dialogue and Oral Assessments in the Age of AI

Since AI is here to stay, instructors should consider using new approaches to assessing student knowledge, write Graham Clay and Cambriae W. Lee. They offer ideas for preparing dialogue-based activities and assessments, including how they can be enhanced with AI.

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Campus Engagement Tip: Connecting Online-Only Learners

Fort Hays State University gave the reins of website Tiger-2-Tiger, initially a digital learning community, to students to share, inspire and motivate one another asynchronously and synchronously.

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Program Launch: International Business Class Crosses Borders Virtually

Babson College partnered with Nord University to offer an intercultural learning opportunity for master’s students at both institutions starting next spring.

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Program Launch: Virtual Reality Pilot Hones Students’ Public Speaking

A pilot program this year at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis uses virtual reality headsets to refine students’ speaking skills and presentation ability and to soothe communication anxiety.

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Major Restriction Policies Work Against Diversity

A new report from Brookings warns that underrepresented minority students were less likely to earn degrees in high-earning majors, tied to institutional policies around change of major.